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Rangers crush Astros 11-4 in Game 7, World Series on deck

By Kristie Rieken, The Associated Press on October 23, 2023.

Texas Rangers' Adolis Garcia hits an RBI single during the first inning of Game 6 of the baseball AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) – Adolis García homered twice and drove in five runs as the Texas Rangers reached the World Series with an 11-4 blowout of the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series on Monday night.

García went deep for the fourth straight game and set a record for RBIs in a post-season series with 15. Corey Seager got things started for the Rangers with a long home run in the first inning, and Nathaniel Lowe also went deep to give Texas – one of six major league teams without a World Series title – its first berth in the Fall Classic since consecutive trips in 2010 and 2011.

After winning their Lone Star State showdown with Houston, the wild-card Rangers open the World Series at home Friday night against Arizona or Philadelphia, who play the decisive Game 7 of their NLCS on Tuesday night.

Bruce Bochy, who came out of retirement this season to manage the Rangers, became the first skipper to win a League Championship Series with three different teams, after previously leading San Diego and San Francisco to NL pennants.

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